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Transcriptions Performances 1935

The Transcriptions Performances 1935

by Claude Hopkins
     
 
The Hep record label deserves high praise for having reissued 25 broadcast acetate recordings by the Claude Hopkins orchestra dating from the autumn of 1935. Using arrangements by Benny Carter, Fred Norman and Hopkins himself, this band sounded better at times than they did on their commercially issued records

Overview

The Hep record label deserves high praise for having reissued 25 broadcast acetate recordings by the Claude Hopkins orchestra dating from the autumn of 1935. Using arrangements by Benny Carter, Fred Norman and Hopkins himself, this band sounded better at times than they did on their commercially issued records. Soloists include clarinetist Edmond Hall, saxophonists Hilton Jefferson and Bobby Sands, and trumpeters Sylvester Lewis and Washington D.C. native Ovie Alston, who possessed a pleasant singing voice. Three exceptional titles from this collection represent this band at its very finest and more than justify the purchase of the entire album: they are the "Farewell Blues," the "Washington Squabble" and "Chasing the Blues Away," a veritable masterpiece that gradually evolves into an exotic shuffle propelled by growling trumpet and Caribbean percussion.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/1999
Label:
Hep Records
UPC:
0603366010494
catalogNumber:
1049
Rank:
226084

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Claude Hopkins   Primary Artist,Piano
Ovie Alston   Trumpet,Vocals
Pete Jacobs   Drums
Hilton Jefferson   Clarinet
Walter Jones   Guitar
Sylvester Lewis   Trumpet
Fred Norman   Trombone
Bobby Sands   Tenor Saxophone
Albert Snaer   Trumpet
Henry Turner   Upright Bass
Henry Wells   Trombone
Gene Johnson   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Claude Hopkins   Director
Frank Driggs   Liner Notes
Arthur Freed   Composer
Paul Mares   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Alastair Robertson   Producer

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